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Factors That Influence Weather – Instructional Slide Deck

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Google Slide | 1 page | Grades: 3 - 4

Teach your students how temperature, wind, humidity, cloud coverage, and air pressure influence weather with this 18-slide instructional slide deck.

💨Let’s Learn About Weather!

Are your students learning about what causes the weather to change? Are they able to identify different factors that influence the weather? Are you looking for an easy way to give your students the information they need? Look no further!

This engaging instructional slide deck will help your students answer questions that may arise during your weather unit. You may have heard your students ask questions such as:

  • Why is it warmer in some places than others?
  • Why does it feel wet outside when it is humid?
  • How is wind created?

This 18-slide presentation gives students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge they need and answer related questions to check for understanding.

How Does the Weather Change?

Throughout this instructional slide deck, your third graders will learn about different parts of our world that can cause the weather to change. These factors include:

  • Temperature
  • Wind
  • Humidity
  • Cloud coverage
  • Air pressure

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your science lessons. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need help understanding the concepts by delivering the lesson in small “chunks” to allow time for processing. 

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

Encourage students who need a bit of a challenge to create an infographic or poster illustrating the different factors that influence weather.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the Download button to access the editable Google Slides version of this resource.


This resource was created by Melissa McLaren, a teacher in Massachusetts and Teach Starter Collaborator.

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